Atacama – explora Atacama

Located in the oasis that is San Pedro de Atacama, explora Atacama is a beautiful, understated luxury lodge that is perfectly placed to explore the volcanoes, thermal springs, salt pans and huge skies of the Atacama Desert. The property sits on 42 private acres, encompassing 50 comfortable, television-free guestrooms crafted from natural, indigenous materials.

Dotting the grounds are four interconnected swimming pools, flanked by lush native vegetation, open-air hot tubs, sauna and steam bath facilities. There is also an inviting barbecue area, known as a quincho, that includes a restored traditional adobe house with a patio. On special occasions, guests may gather here for delicious spit-roasted meats, eaten whilst taking in rousing Andean musical performances by accomplished local artists.

Activities at explora Atacama include horseback riding, nature walks, visits to the Puritama hot springs, vehicle tours and mountain biking. For some serious star-gazing, head to the exceptional onsite observatory, which houses a fantastic telescope. Return to the lodge for a relaxing massage or fresh delicious meal accompanied by a superb Chilean wine.

Location

How to get to explora Atacama

The nearest airport to explora Atacama is located in Calama, approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes by road away from the lodge.

explora Atacama Activities

  • Nature walks
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Stargazing
  • Hot spring visits

explora Atacama Highlights

  • An exceptional lodge set on 42 exclusive acres in San Pedro de Atacama
  • Offering explorations of the Atacama Desert by bicycle, on horseback and on foot
  • Tour the landscape by vehicle and experience traditional culture
  • Relax in the swimming pools or with a soothing massage
  • Savour health, flavourful meals and superb Chilean wines

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Culture: Chile’s rich, diverse culture is influenced as much by its indigenous and European peoples, as the varied landscape. Art, literature, folk music, dance and festivals are all central to Chilean society.

When to Go: Chile’s climate varies with latitude. The Atacama is dry and sunny, hot in summer and cold at night in winter. Central Chile has a pleasing Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and wet, mild winters. Southern Patagonia receives plenty or rain, with cool, windy summers and cold winters.

Combine With: Neighbouring Argentina, particularly when visiting the Patagonia region. Chile also combines well with Peru, where you can visit Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu or experience the Amazon rainforest at a secluded eco-lodge.

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